RB Leipzig took on VfB Stuttgart today and came away with a 3-1 victory. In part the win was secured by Tyler Adams earning his first assist with his Bundesliga club. In the 74th minute, Adams gets a pass in his defensive third and after avoiding a tackle to maintain possession cuts into midfield. There he sees Yussuf Poulsen with space to run at goal. Adams takes another touch toward the center of the pitch to draw a defender away from the striker and then sends Poulsen through on goal. From there it was just a matter of Poulsen beating a defender and firing home his second goal of the game.
That pass from Tyler Adams— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 16, 2019
The 20-year-old USMNT midfielder picked up his first Bundesliga assist today for RB Leipzig pic.twitter.com/uKLUKcMmSm
The play was a signature Adams assist. It displayed his dribbling ability, confidence on the ball with several defenders closing in on him, and passing vision. It will be really exciting to see what he can do in what should be his first call up under USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter when the Stars and Stripes meet for their next set of friendlies in March.